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Financial Pathways Collaborative
11 November 2016
An unprecedented eight financial institutions and three community based partners have launched a new collaborative in Edmonton and the surrounding area that is focused on helping community members living in low income build money management skills and effective budgeting practices, as well as help them gain access to available government benefits and subsidies. ...
Register now for our online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course
2 November 2016
Do you work for a not-for-profit organization that serves Newcomers to Canada? Would you like to offer them financial literacy education? Register for the online Financial Literacy Facilitator Training course which starts on January 16, 2017. Our 7-week online curriculum is designed to prepare frontline workers to deliver an easy-to-use program to meet ...
Payday loans on the rise, and not just among low-income Canadians
2 November 2016
Business News Network (BNN) speaks with Jane Rooney, financial literacy leader at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). This video digs into the details of FCAC's recent survey that shows an increase in the use of payday loans among Canadians of all tax brackets.Watch.
Financial Literacy Month 2016 – Managing money and debt wisely: It pays to know!
25 October 2016
November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM). This year’s FLM theme “Managing money and debt wisely: It pays to know!” promotes the idea that different stages of life demand different sets of financial literacy skills, and managing money and debt will help in making responsible financial decisions. Throughout November, organizations and individuals fr...
Break the Barriers: Millions in Canada still struggle to get by
24 October 2016
People living in poverty in Canada face multiple barriers. As a country, we can do better to address these persistent challenges. We need a national anti-poverty plan that takes a comprehensive approach to the complex reality of poverty. "Break the Barriers," Citizens for Public Justice annual report on poverty in Canada, comes out on the Intern...
Webinar: Tax filing supports - Alternatives to tax clinics
11 October 2016
On November 30, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST), we’ll hear from three community organizations in Canada about the strategies they use to support tax filing in alternative approaches to the tax clinic – both at tax time and year round. These speakers will address year-round tax filing support using volunteer and staff delivery models, and the use of drop-in/...
Webinar: Insights on hosting volunteer income tax clinics
11 October 2016
On November 2, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT), experts will share their knowledge and practices on what it takes to host volunteer income tax clinics. If you’re considering hosting a volunteer income tax clinic this tax season or just want to know what it takes to run one, join Nancy McKenna, CVITP / CRA, Lay Lee Lo and Irene Chan, Agincourt Community Services As...
2016 National Vital Signs Report – Belonging: Exploring Connection to Community
6 October 2016
In 2015 Community Foundations of Canada released Belonging: Exploring Connections to the Community – a national Vital Signs report that sparked an ongoing exploration and focus on belonging in Canada.What is belonging? What influences it? Why is it important? Vital Signs defines belonging simply as being a part of a collective we. It's a two-way stre...
What does an Accessible Canada mean to you?
30 September 2016
In-person consultation sessions are taking place across Canada to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation. Did you know that approximately 14 per cent of Canadians aged 15 years or older reported having a disability that limited them in their daily activities? And that there are approximately 411,000 working-aged Canadians with disabil...
Where have all our nest eggs gone?
28 September 2016
There was a time, not very long ago, when Canadians were savers. In 1982, we routinely set aside 20 per cent of our yearly income for large household purchases, education, starting businesses, retirement or just plain rainy days. Having a savings ‘nest egg’ was accepted wisdom and the norm. Then something changed… ...
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